In the afternoon of Saturday 17 November, the Turin section of the Italian partisan association of Italy will hand over the honorary cards to Mimmo Lucano, mayor of Riace, Ilaria Cucchi and Ugo Nespoli.
A choice that could cause political controversy on the right. In fact, on the night between Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November the militants of Forza Nuova exhibited a banner Anpi today as traitors yesterday of the people in front of the entrance of the Giuseppe Verdi conservatory in via Mazzini.
With this choice, explains a note released by Forza Nuova, the Anpi shows its abysmal distance from the people. The honorary card to Mimmo Lucano means giving support a traitor to the party, the first citizen of the small Calabrian town has in fact violated the law to give citizenship to those who had no right.
While Ilaria Cucchi, the note specifies, to all the requisites to enter the Anpi since it used the dead brother to succeed.
“It is for these reasons – explains a party official note – that our militants have posted a banner in via Mazzini tonight, in order to remind these people of the Anpi that they were and remain traitors to the people”.
Late in the morning Ilaria Cucchi’s answer came: “I’m used to insults, my shoulders are wide, maybe because of the delicate phase of the process, we’re annoying someone, I’m honored to receive the Anpi card.